As the US ceases to be a white majority country (a demographic milestone we’re expected to reach by 2020), how will we as a society define what it means to be American — and who gets to decide? With increasing backlash against those seen as not belonging, how do we advance a national dialogue on American identity that considers the increasingly diverse and complex makeup of our society as well as the values we want to ascribe to as a country? What are the criteria for determining who is seen as American, and how do those criteria play into our perceptions of who belongs? What might alternative criteria include?
Eric LiuCEO, Citizen University
Alex WagnerCo-host of Showtime’s “The Circus”
Abigail Golden-VazquezExecutive Director of The Aspen Institute’s Latinos and Society Progr...
Mohamed Abdel-KaderExecutive Director of the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative
Erik StegmanExecutive Director, Center for Native American Youth, The Aspen Instit...
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